Monday, October 14, 2019

Technical Sniglets

Egosurf - Searching for yourself on Google or another search engine

E-mailsculation - What happens when the IT department abruptly takes away access to an email account from a worker that's been fired, including archives, distribution lists and contacts.

E-mnesia - Having sent or received an e-mail and having no recollection of it whatsoever.

Execuglide - Maneuver oneself around the room while seated in a wheeled office chair.

Faxcination - Staring intently at the fax machine because you're waiting for a fax to come through.

Fonesia - Dialing a phone number and forgetting whom you were calling just as they answer.

Gleemail - Inspirational emails forwarded by a friend or coworker that may or may not bring joy to your inbox.

Id10t error - Help desk log lingo for clueless end-user.

IMglish - Combination of chat abbreviations and online slang commonly encountered in instant messages conversations.

Multi-asking - Communicating with someone through IM, phone or e-mail at the same time. See also: e-dundancy.

OhNoSecond - Very short moment in time during which you realize that you have pressed the wrong key and deleted hours, days, or weeks of work.

Percussive Maintenance - Fine art of whacking the crap of of an electronic device to get it to work again.

Phenomenot - Latest, Greatest, wizz-bang whatever that's not what it's proclaimed to be.

Prairiedogging - When co-workers in neighboring cubicles pop their heads up to identify a sound or other happening.

reBay - to buy something on eBay and immediately put it back up for auction.

Regurgimailer - Person who forwards whatever that lands in their inbox to everyone he knows.

Screensucking - Wasting time engaging with any screen, including computer monitor, video game, television, BlackBerry, Palm, cell phone or iPod.

Specifiction - Specification founded on invalid or erroneous assumptions or one that, as written, is impossible to implement.

Zen Mail - E-mail message that arrives without text in the message body.

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